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Blocked House: An extra barrier was placed in front of the White House—-the people’s house. It’s unclear how long that barrier will stay in place, but we want it gone. -5

Round We Go: The city wants to run more Circulator bus routes to additional neighborhoods. More public transportation options are always a good thing. +3

Runner on the Run: A PoPville reader warns of an aggressive jogger in Dupont who bumped hard into her shoulder and then ran away. Beware, the victim thinks this could happen to other unsuspecting pedestrians. +2

Stationary Stairs: Metro is about to start replacing the long troubled escalators at the Bethesda Metro station—-an undertaking that is expected to take two an a half years. -3

Friday’s Needle rating: 20 Today’s score: -3 Today’s Needle rating: 17